As we go about our day to day chores as parents, it is important for every parent to strive hard enough to know the experiences and feelings that come with parenting.
To amass wealth so as to have a nice roof over their head, provide healthcare, education, a car, and healthy foods are some of the guidelines to good parenting.
On the contrary, we as parents neglect to put the same effort in upbringing our children in the hope that everything will turn out well without proper preparation.
Parenting should not be left to chance as this can be a great gamble with direct consequences.
It is common for most parents to acquire parenting skills through trial and error. As a result, most parents are more effective with their latter children than their first borns.
The problem with acquiring these skills at a late stage is that the earlier children will have become mature adults making it almost impossible to put learning into effect.
Parenting is a challenging job that requires constant attention. The joys, rewards of becoming parent’s oozes from every pore of our body, the late night diaper changes, feeding are always a constant reminder that we are laying the groundwork for a lifelong relationship that shall bless us when our hairs disappear or turn gray.
Definition of parenting:
Parenting is the process of supporting and promoting the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of a child. This ensures their healthy development from infancy to adulthood.
Parenting is done by the biological parents of a child. Moreover, this may change, for instance when raising abandoned children as well as orphaned children.
These category of children would receive parental care from non- parent blood relations, the government or the society.
What is good parenting:
Good parenting equally focuses on developing independence in children. As a result it helps build consistency and routine which eventually gives children a sense of control. Smart parenting takes into consideration the child’s age and the stage of their development to develop a growth mindset.
Great parenting focuses on encouraging children to be responsible for household chores without any form of compensation. Consequently, they learn to be caregivers.